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Hi, I’m Cello, and as an audiophile and cratedigger, I realized that I am endlessly fascinated by the mind of a musician. What makes an amazing producer? Is it their technical know-how, or their innate musicianship? Is it an ear for a hit or a knack for the commercial? The ability to faithfully reproduce an artist’s sound, or steer them in a new direction? I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will venture through the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment and we figure out hour 1 of the 10,000 hour journey. Bedroom Beethovens was created to produce a podcast featuring individuals who produce music for an audience that’s listening.

Hi, I’m Cello, and as an audiophile and cratedigger, I realized that I am endlessly fascinated by the mind of a musician. What makes an amazing producer? Is it their technical know-how, or their innate musicianship? Is it an ear for a hit or a knack for the commercial? The ability to faithfully reproduce an artist’s sound, or steer them in a new direction? I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will venture through the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment and we figure out hour 1 of the 10,000 hour journey. Bedroom Beethovens was created to produce a podcast featuring individuals who produce music for an audience that’s listening.
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Hi, I’m Cello, and as an audiophile and cratedigger, I realized that I am endlessly fascinated by the mind of a musician. What makes an amazing producer? Is it their technical know-how, or their innate musicianship? Is it an ear for a hit or a knack for the commercial? The ability to faithfully reproduce an artist’s sound, or steer them in a new direction? I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will venture through the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment and we figure out hour 1 of the 10,000 hour journey. Bedroom Beethovens was created to produce a podcast featuring individuals who produce music for an audience that’s listening.

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English


Episodes

016: Phoniks

5/22/2019
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If we're talking about the definition of hip-hop you cant talk about it without mentioning authenticity. Music runs the world so if there isn't any authenticity in the music then there isn't in the world. So many people lie in their rhymes, lie about what they got, lie about who they know, pretending to be someone else. Not this episode! Don't Sleep Records employs a roster of dope MC's true to the game - and I have the resident beatmaker Phoniks joining me this week. Known for his...

Duration:00:43:39

015: Tuamie

5/15/2019
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Up to bat this week is Mutant Academy producer Tuamie who knew he wanted to do something creative with his life from a young age. In episode 15 of the podcast, he shares his music-making journey, how DJ Premier and Pete Rock inspired him, and his plans to release volume after volume (all the way up to vol. 10!) of Emergency Raps, a series he started with Mutant Academy's four core rappers. Opening this episode, I play a sample from his latest tape, where Fly Anakin exclaims he has the best...

Duration:00:32:13

014: Ace da Vinci

5/8/2019
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Ace da Vinci, the Chi-Town MC & producer, has been building a formidable following & domineering presence in his music. As the creator of SmartMouf Ent, da Vinci has solid intentions on establishing a sound in Hip-Hop that is incomparable to most & rivaled by none. His flow can be aggressive or laid-back, and his lyrics are largely politically-charged or deeply personal anthems of self-empowerment, often both at the same time. Since his talents as a producer cover a lot of ground, we talk...

Duration:00:43:13

013: Amerigo Gazaway

5/1/2019
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Forging an evolution of the “mashup” album format, producer Amerigo Gazaway’s “conceptual collaboration” projects imagine studio sessions between like artists of different genres and eras. It would be boring if we focused on the low hanging fruit though, so we navigate the conversation through his upbringing in Nashville, to traveling with his father from musical venue to venue to figure out the embedded experiences which Amerigo used to turn them into useful and powerful tools to make his...

Duration:00:42:47

012: Freddie Joachim

4/24/2019
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Always an avid listener and collector of hip hop, jazz, and soul music, Freddie Joachim is in the house! He's got a new album "Beyond The Sea Of Trees” coming out next month so he sits down with Cello to discuss his commitment to having patience within the music industry, why he switched from a computer to an MPC and and we touch upon L.A. culture involving Nipsey Hussle (R.I.P.). His audio podcast, Fredcast, is now available on iTunes, and Spotify.

Duration:00:44:45

011: Charles Hamilton

4/17/2019
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The hip-hop tale of Charles Hamilton is very well documented. In 2019, however he is scraping his way back into a rap scene that’s changed significantly since he first emerged. This week I sit down with him to find out where exactly is his place within it? From his upbringing in Cleveland, to shuffling around New York, we chat about his childhood, his survival instinct, his failures, triumphs, and new outlook on life.

Duration:00:47:04

010: brandUn DeShay

4/10/2019
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brandUn DeShay (also known as Ace Hashimoto) is a rapper, producer, and director from the west side of Chicago. Producer credits include Mac Miller, SZA, Chance The Rapper, and more. We talk about a variety of topics including accusing Joey Bada$$ of failing to pay for beats. After 2019, hes retiring the name and moving on...welcome to the last podcast interview he will ever participate in.

Duration:00:39:52

009: Slot-A

4/3/2019
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Genre bouncing Producer/DJ from Chicago, IL, Slot-A has produced tracks for Jamila Woods, Skyzoo and many more. You can experience Slot’s range and timbre as we run the story of his upbringing, how he developed his keen business sense, and finding commercial success after he logged his 10,000 hours. Slot’s sound brings a dance-floor oriented, but soulful, unique vibe and I am excited to share his story with you.

Duration:00:47:34

008: Patrick Pryor

3/27/2019
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Hailing from Chicago, producer/songwriter Patrick Pryor was joins me in the studio this week. After teaming up with Ric Wilson on the record “Don’t Rush” off the EP “BANBA”, Pryor is gearing up for his first EP. We chat about the process of connecting with artists, constructing a beat, and being in the studio with a young Chance the Rapper. We peel back the layers and it ends up being a good time.

Duration:01:05:54

007: Jhameel

3/20/2019
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If we go ALL the way back to a decade ago, Jhameel started making YouTube videos in the comfort of his garage playing around with a few simple instruments. But, what makes him unique is this musical passion came after enrolling in the ROTC program and joining the military, experiencing a huge ‘life crisis’, getting out and emerging victorious in controlling his destiny, music, and lifepath. In short, he’s awesome — and we chat about the entire musical journey that led up to how he now...

Duration:00:39:18

006: Elaquent

3/13/2019
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Anyone I can geek out with over kung-fu films and Sega Dreamcast games is aces in my book. With a sprawling catalog that includes dozens of projects and countless remixes, Elaquent has become one of beat music’s greatest innovators and he coulda been anywhere in the world, but he’s here with me!!!! We chat about his life, early days of boorish rap-rock strain that dogged the genre’s turn-of-the-millennium heyday led by acts like Limp Bizkit, his music production style, and more.

Duration:00:59:20

005: Rekstizzy

3/6/2019
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Rekstizzy and I catch up after years and years to talk shop about the evolution of his music, production, and the different iterations of hip-hop. Asians in hip-hop are interesting for people – I’m very interested in identity politics and the idea of how identity plays a role in hip-hop, how that identity changes, and how the manifestation of hip-hop is different overseas or based on who’s telling their stories.

Duration:00:48:40

004: MYLK

2/27/2019
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We need to promote the women who are kicking ass so the next generation feels like it's ­something they could do too. Yuki Kurihara a.k.a MYLK is a composer and singer of J-Pop music. At the beginning of her career, MYLK produced various sample packs for a video game and various remixes and covers. Later, she became very famous in the EDM music industry after she started contributing as a vocalist. She is already making her mark with her cute, punchy, bubbly tracks, accumulating over 500,000...

Duration:00:41:17

003: D.K. the Punisher

2/20/2019
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Donovan Knight, better known as D.K. the Punisher, is a producer from Baltimore, whose journey with music began in 2000 at age 8. Fast forward to 2019, and when you look at him, you realize he is a multi-platinum producer who has also produced records for Justin Bieber, Anderson .Paak, Jill Scott, the late great Mac Miller, and the list goes on. We link up on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to chat about his childhood, influences and where he is at this point in his career.

Duration:00:52:51

002: Confidence

2/13/2019
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Confidence. The name can refer to several ideas and concepts. Apply it to the world of beat-making and you have a term that exudes high standards and carefully composed compositions. What a fitting name for a hip hop producer who has just that! My guest this week is an authentic golden era hip hop producer bringing back that 90's feel with an updated sound. Born in Philly back in ’77, he’s no stranger to classic sounding hip hop and authentic street anthems. We chat about growing up in...

Duration:00:44:49

001: DJsNeverEndingStory

2/6/2019
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DJsNeverEndingStory is a great friend of mine who happens to be a music producer whose achievements include a Top 10 Billboard ambient album, (The Harmony Epoch). We chat about his roles as composer, working with the NBA, and his numerous collaborations and a triumphant stories of overcoming brief homelessness in LA to entrepreneurship by investing in cryptocurrency. Having an underprivileged and underserved upbringing, DJsNeverEndingStory uses his passion for music and crypto to spread...

Duration:01:04:45